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September 19th, 2018

MEET AND GREET WITH TRAVIS FONTENOT

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New Dixie director speaks with local residents
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Pictured above is new executive director of the Dixie Center of the Arts Travis Fontenot, center, speaking with Linda Newton, left, of Ruston; and Sue Ross, of Ruston; during a meet and greet event Tuesday night at the Dixie. Pictured at left Fontenot speaks with Phillip Palmer, right, about reaching young audiences to attend Dixie events.

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Trump to visit as N. Carolina governor pleads for patience

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.
"I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to," Gov. Roy Cooper said as officials began distributing supplies to thousands of residents of Wilmington, population 120,000.

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Candidate pledges to protect elections

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Louisiana Secretary of State candidate Julie Stokes said Tuesday her top priority, if elected, will be to protect the state’s election system from corruption.
“If you don’t have safe, secure, fair elections, you’ve got nothing,” Stokes said during a campaign stop in Ruston.
Stokes, a Republican, is one of nine candidates running for the job that came open when former Secretary of State Tom Schedler resigned in May amid allegation of sexual harassment. The primary is Nov. 6.
Kyle Ardoin, Schedler’s top assistant and interim secretary of state, is one of the nine candidates.

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Smith takes over tennis at Squire Creek

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CHOUDRANT— Scott Smith, a highly successful tennis instructor who has produced elite programs and championship players from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard and even in the Cayman Islands, is the new Director of Tennis at Squire Creek Country Club.
“I must admit, Ruston, La., had not been on my radar but once I visited, met the Davison family, saw the beautiful club and outstanding facilities, my wife (Rhonda) and I decided that Squire Creek was too inviting to turn down,” said Smith, 56.

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SWAC honors GSU’s Adams

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University sophomore defender Haileigh Adams was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Adams played in 171 out of the 180 minutes for the Lady Tigers, who split their matches with North Dakota and Texas A&M-Texarkana.
The native of Pasadena, California, anchored a defense that allowed a combined eight shots in the two contests, with five on goal and just one corner kick.

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LSU adjusting to favored status

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — As much as LSU coach Ed Orgeron urges his players to “block out the noise,” the reality is inescapable.
The Tigers have indeed used their underdog status as emotional fuel in a pair of upsets of top-10 teams in the first three weeks of the season. Now that they’re ranked sixth in the Top 25, they’ll have to get used to playing as favorites — this week against Louisiana Tech and perhaps until current No. 2 Georgia visits Death Valley on Oct. 13.

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Report: Pelicans bringing Jack back

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with guard Jarrett Jack.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the roster move and contract terms have not been announced.
Jack, who turns 35 next month, has played 13 years in the NBA, including two stints with New Orleans. He also has played for Portland, Indiana, Toronto, Golden State, Cleveland, Brooklyn and New York.

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Rifle sighting in continues Friday

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office firing range will be open to the public for sighting in rifles from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Other dates for sighting in rifles will be Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 12 and 19.
For more information call Tommy Doss at 548-3314.

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RCT announces cast for ‘Greater Tuna’

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Show runs Oct. 11-14 at the Dixie
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Ruston Community Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for its first show of the 2018-19 season with “Greater Tuna” directed by Mitch Dufour and sponsored by Graham Real Estate & Property Management.
“Greater Tuna was written by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Joe Sears.”
In the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas, Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie take to their morning show microphones at local radio station OKKK to keep their listeners informed of important Tuna events.

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Lions club hosts speaker

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Luke Lewis, regional biologist with the National Wild Turkey Federation, was a recent speaker at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Lewis told the group of some of the NWTF’s success as well as some of the innovative methods used to improve wildlife habitat.

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